Blepharis petalidioides Vollesen

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Common names:
Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
Notes: Only known from two collections.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Wooded grassland and bushland on sandy soil.
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Only known from eastern Botswana.
Botswana distribution: SE
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
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Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 17.

Vollesen, K. (2000). Blepharis (Acanthaceae). A taxonomic revision. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Pages 243 - 245. Protologue (Includes a picture).

Vollesen, K. (2013). Acanthaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 8(5) Page 70.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Blepharis petalidioides
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Blepharis petalidioides
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Blepharis petalidioides
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Blepharis petalidioides
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Blepharis petalidioides
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Blepharis petalidioides
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Blepharis petalidioides
iNaturalist: Blepharis petalidioides
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Blepharis petalidioides
JSTOR Plant Science: Blepharis petalidioides
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Blepharis petalidioides
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Blepharis petalidioides
Plants of the World Online: Blepharis petalidioides
Tropicos: Blepharis petalidioides
Wikipedia: Blepharis petalidioides

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Blepharis petalidioides., retrieved 30 November 2022

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